WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

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WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Marcos Echevarria became the Nichols College men’s basketball all-time steals leader last week.(PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Sr. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 19.7 points and broke the program’s all-time steals record as the Bison went 3-0 last week. He scored 22 points in a road win at Western New England on Tuesday, then collected 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a road win at Wentworth two days later. On Saturday, Echevarria recorded five steals to surpass former teammates Irving Eggleston and Gustave Koumare for the top spot at Nichols in steals. He finished the contest with 21 points, six dimes and three rebounds.

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Worcester State’s Shaun McCarthy averaged in a pair of games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): In a pair of conference wins this past week, the Oxford native averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Against MCLA, McCarthy tallied his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 points, while adding a pair of blocks and one assist as the Lancers rolled Framingham State, 77-59. Three days later against MCLA, McCarthy recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

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Assumption College’s Cal Connelly was dominant last week in a pair of contest for the Hounds. (PHOTO COURTESY: Assumption College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Cal Connelly (Assumption | Fr. | Rochester, N.H.): Connelly was dominant last week, averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 55.0 percent overall and 53.8 percent from downtown in a pair of games. The first-year posted 19 points, four rebounds and three assists in a one-point loss to Adelphi. He followed it up with 14 points and four rebounds at New Haven.

Men’s Basketball Milestone: Brian Gorman (Becker College Men’s Basketball Coach): Gorman won his 200th career game last week when the Hawks prevailed 82-66 over visiting Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play – the win occurred on the Becker campus in Leicester. Gorman has coached the Hawks since the 2008-2009 season, and has led the program to unprecedented success. Becker has won two NECC championships under his guidance and has reached the NCAA Tournament three times. Gorman himself has been voted NECC Coach of the Year five times.

Jehve Floyd (Holy Cross | Sr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game last week, while hitting 82.6 percent of his field goal attempts (19 of 23), as well. He opened the week with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the 99-94 overtime loss to Lehigh before posting a career-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the 77-70 victory over Lafayette.

Matthew Kelly (Assumption | So. | North Potomac, Md.): Kelly was dominant for the Hounds last week, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc. The sophomore had 23 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a one-point loss to Adelphi and followed it up with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals at New Haven.

Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Jr. | Clinton, Mass.): Kittredge grabbed 13 rebounds, including 10 defensive rebounds in a 1-1 week for Clark. He added a steal and a block to lead Clark defensively, while putting up 19 points and eight rebounds in the Cougar’s 86-79 conference victory over Springfield on Tuesday.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Lowell, Mass.): Perez registered a team-best 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 102-96 triumph against Salem State last Wednesday in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Dewayne Thomas (Becker College | Sr. | Lowell): Thomas averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds for the week. In Tuesday’s win over Mitchell, the senior scored 18 points with seven boards, four assists and two blocks to lead the Hawks to an 82-66 victory. That would represent the 200th win in Coach Brian Gorman‘s career.

Reid Walker (WPI | So. | Lithia, Fla.): Walker averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds to go with five assists and three steals in a 2-0 week. He followed up a 15-point night against Wheaton with 16 versus Coast Guard.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Ogechi Ezemma became the 22nd player in Clark University women’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Sr.| Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma led Clark to a 3-0 week in three NEWMAC victories over Wellesley, WPI, and Wheaton. She posted 46 total points and two double-doubles with 19 points and 15 rebounds in against WPI and 16 points and 21 rebounds in the victory over Wheaton on Saturday. Ezemma notched her 1,000th career point at home on Saturday to become the 22nd player in program history to reach the milestone.

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Becker College’s Ciara McKissick recorded a triple-double last week against Dean College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ciara McKissick (Becker College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick led Becker to a 3-0 week, highlighted by her second career triple-double during Thursday night’s victory over Dean. The senior team captain finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and two steals. This came a mere two nights after McKissick assisted on a game-winning three from Cassidy Harrison in the Hawk’s 45-43 win at Eastern Nazarene. For the week, McKissick averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. As of earlier this week, the senior team captain leads the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in assists per game (5.3).

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Avery LaBarbera continues to be a first-year player to watch in the Patriot League with Holy Cross. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera reached double figures in both of her contests this past week, posting 10 points with three rebounds, one block and one assist against Lehigh on Wednesday. In the Crusaders’ first Patriot League win on Saturday over Loyola, LaBarbera had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger posted a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds along with two assists, three steals and one block in a 61-54 triumph over Salem State University on Wednesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Herring averaged 17 points and 7.5 rebounds. She connected on 8 of 9 field goals in a three-point setback to Framingham State, while adding nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks. In her team’s win over MCLA, Herring netted 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while tallying nine rebounds (three offensive caroms), two assists and two blocks.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis helped guide the Crusaders to their first Patriot League victory with a 20-point, 14-rebound performance against Loyola (Md.) on Saturday for her 12th double-double of the season. She also chipped in three blocked shots and four assists, as well. Earlier in the week, she recorded 15 points and eight rebounds against Lehigh.

Alyssa Paul (WPI | Sr. | Schaghticoke, N.Y.): Bolstered by consecutive career-highs, Paul averaged 16.5 points and five rebounds last week. After establishing a new career-best of 16 points versus Smith on Tuesday the senior totaled 17 at Clark on Thursday.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | So. | New York, NY): In a 1-2 week for the AMCATS, Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists, including a week-high 25 points and eight caroms in an exciting 76-74 win over Rivier University, which provided Anna Maria with its initial conference win of the 2018-19 season. Wilson posted 10 points or more in all three contests, while sinking a combined 17 of 22 freebies, including 11 of 15 against Rivier.

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Alex Goslin‘s late layup with 10 seconds remaining not only helped Springfield College defeat MIT, but also secure a spot on this week’s New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10.

Since falling to Vassar College, the Pride have won three-straight. They will attempt to continue their current momentum this week against both WPI and Babson College (No. 5).

The Beavers also own a winning streak as the Green and White have won 11-straight, including four games this month. Babson is off until Saturday when they visit the Pride in what could be an early preview of a conference semifinal or final.

Trinity College also joined the poll this week, while Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College and Tufts University checked-in first, second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive week.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 13-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 14-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 15-0, 3-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 13-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Middlebury College 13-2, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Springfield College 10-5, 6-0 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
8. MIT 11-4, 5-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
9. UMass Dartmouth 13-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9
10. Trinity College 12-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Conn. College, Eastern Conn., Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and UMass Boston


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Can anyone stop the Williams College men’s basketball team heading into a new week? We’ll find out, but once again the Ephs secured the top spot in our seventh poll of the season followed by Gordon College and Hamilton College.

Wesleyan University returned the poll, checking in sixth overall, thanks to a pair of impressive wins last week over Amherst College (No. 9) and Hamilton. The Cardinals have won three-straight and will look to continue their momentum on Thursday, January 17 when they visit Pine Manor College at 7 p.m.

Finally, Endicott College secured the tenth position, while a trio of new teams appeared on our ‘teams on the rise,’ including St. Joseph’s (Maine) and UMass Dartmouth.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Williams College

15-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Gordon College   15-1, 7-0 CCC Last Week: No. 5
3. Hamilton  14-1, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Nichols College 14-2, 6-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
5. MIT 13-2, 3-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 3
6. Wesleyan University 11-4, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked
7. Babson College  11-4, 4-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Eastern Conn.  12-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked
9. Amherst College 12-2, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8 
10. Endicott College  11-5, 4-3 CCC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Brandeis University, Middlebury College, St. Joseph’s (Maine), UMass Dartmouth and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six


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D3Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 11th-13th)

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Kylie Gallagher and the MIT women’s basketball team will look to continue their current momentum on Saturday when they visit Springfield College. (PHOTO COURTESY: DSPics.com)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Another weekend has officially arrived, which means it is time for a brand new edition of Noontime Sports‘ 10 Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops.

Last week, we went 7-3 to bump our overall record to 28-12 overall (the week before we went 9-1, so let’s see if we can match it!).

As always, make sure to stay connected with @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter for news, scores and more!

 


Trinity College at Bowdoin College (WBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: This is a good test for the Bantams, who enter tonight’s clash at 11-2 overall. Trinity struggled it seemed against Amherst College last week, so it will be interesting to see how they do against the Polar Bears on the road. PREDICTION: Bowdoin 

Bates College at Middlebury College (WBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: The Panthers look to bounce back from a non-conference setback earlier this week against Westfield State. As for the Bobcats, they should provide challenges on both ends of the court for these Panthers, so look for Middlebury to win this game by two or three points. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Williams College at Tufts University (MBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: The Ephs arrive in Medford as the region’s best team. But can they continue their current momentum against a Jumbos squad, which looked pretty good earlier this week against UMass Boston? PREDICTION: Tufts University 

MIT at Springfield College (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 1 p.m. : The Engineers have won eight-straight contest dating back to last month. They went on the road last week and scored an important league win over Smith College. We expect the same result this week against the Pride in Springfield. PREDICTION: MIT 

Rhode Island College at UMass Boston (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 1 p.m.: Since falling to Bridgewater State earlier this month, the Beacons have been unstoppable, winning three-straight, including a pair of conference meetings against Plymouth State and UMass Dartmouth. Their momentum should certainly continue on Saturday in Boston. PREDICTION: UMass Boston 

Emerson College at Springfield College (MBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: The Lions have won three-straight, including a recent 84-65 win over MIT. Look for the Lions to make it four-straight on the road with a win in Springfield. PREDICTION: Emerson College 

Westfield State at Bridgewater State (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: The Owls scored an impressive win over Middlebury College earlier this week and should find a way to beat the Bears, who enter Saturday’s meeting on a three-game winning streak. PREDICTION: Westfield State 

Plymouth State at Western Conn. (MBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: Both teams will look to bounce back from recent conference setbacks with the edge going to the Colonials of Western Connecticut being at home. PREDICTION: Western Conn. 

Brandies University at Case Western (MBB) | Sunday, Jan. 13th at 12 p.m.: The Judges will look to bounce back from a recent setback to Amherst on Friday when they visit Carnegie Mellon. Two days later, they will look to cap the weekend with a win over the Spartans. PREDICTION: Brandeis University

Colby College at Trinity College (MBB) | Sunday, Jan. 13th at 2 p.m.: The Mules are one of our teams to watch going forward, and should find a way to top the Bantams on the road. PREDICTION: Colby College 


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